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to still be lmao about this...

(37 Posts)
lola88 Thu 03-Jan-13 22:09:02

... i put a suggestion box in my kitchen for all my lovely mothers catty comments helpfull suggestions, after the other day being told i should have gave DS 9oz in his bottle not 5, to stop filling him up on milk so he will eat more food, that i should have taken his jacket off in the car, that i should have put him in a heavier jacket once we got out the car, i should really have a hat on him (that would be the hat he just pulled off his head) and i should talk to him because he was crying (because he was ment to be going to sleep) all in 2.5 hours I thought fuck this and made a shoe box into a suggestion box and have been directing all comments there for 3 days.

I think it's hysterical and am really looking forward to the 7 day mark so i can actually show her how many times she critisises me in a week she is not chuffed.

AIBU?

Iheartpasties Fri 04-Jan-13 06:12:53

LOVE THIS!! I wish I had done it a few weeks ago when mum was staying with us. She is adamant that she never criticises me! But of course I would beg to differ.

QOD Fri 04-Jan-13 09:00:30

It's funny how a thread goes, I thought it was a bit mean and wondered if she was staying with you, came back and everyone thinks its hilarious!
Then there's a thread about the John Lewis cleaner where everyone ripped into the op and I thought it was ok.
Perhaps I'm not normal!! confused
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/1650443-To-be-annoyed-with-cleaner-in-John-Lewis?pg=2

CheeryCherry Fri 04-Jan-13 09:23:45

It's surprising that she's going along with it -she must think she's being useful! But I'm impressed you thought to do it. However if I had done that with my MIL when my DC's were little, we'd have never been able to leave the house for the amount of post-its stuffed in every room....sigh.

NewYearNewBoo Fri 04-Jan-13 09:24:00

Brilliant idea grin <off to find a shoe box>

diddl Germany Fri 04-Jan-13 10:02:33

But if she doesn´t see it as criticism, but valid comments, what´s the point?

Why are you so delighted at the thought of doing this?

Booblesonthetree Fri 04-Jan-13 10:16:44

Diddl could well be a way of seeing the funny side to an annoying situation. Me and my SILs play MIL bingo sometimes, it's a case of make a joke out of it or get really shirty snd upset.
YANBU OP.

diddl Germany Fri 04-Jan-13 10:28:43

I suppose.

I was lucky in that I could have said to my Mum-"I know you think it´s help, but it feels like criticism, please stop" and she would.

Well she never criticised my parenting & only gave advice when asked.

But then I never saw so much of her.

OP-maybe you see too much of her & that´s why she feels it´s OK to keep commenting like this?

diddl Germany Fri 04-Jan-13 10:30:04

Sorry not too much- as it´s up to you-but maybe because you see her so often & she´s so involved in your lives she feels it´s OK to keep commenting like this.

Booblesonthetree Fri 04-Jan-13 10:34:59

Thats why we chose to live a healthy distance away from both sets of parents, just close enough for visiting to be easy, just far enough away for it to not be too easy! grin

whiteandyelloworchid Fri 04-Jan-13 10:36:19

lol thats ace, well done op
yeah fill us in on her response when you show her 7 days worth

dontmixthecolours Fri 04-Jan-13 12:17:19

MrsKeith do we have the same mum? I bet you're a great mum

Well done hen

HappyNewHissy Fri 04-Jan-13 14:06:58

I love this! Hope she pulls herself back in line when she sees all the comments you feel are critical of her.

GOod conversation opener!

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